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Indigenous rights activist, Grey Cloud, arrested for singing honour song when Keystone XL pipeline failed to pass | Nov 25 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | On November 19, 2014, the Senate blocked the bill that would have seen the pipeline continue, just shy of one vote to pass at 59-41.
Photo: Robert Linsdell/flickr
Clean drinking water should be a human right in Canada | Nov 25 2014 | David Suzuki | Shoal Lake 40 First Nation sits on Winnipeg's main drinking water supply, but the community has been on a boil-water advisory for decades. This is a national shame and must be resolved immediately.
Photo: flickr/Christopher Cotrell
Who gets the $$ for food in the North -- big business or hungry people? | Nov 25 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Auditor General included the Northern Nutrition program in his fall 2014 report. He found major problems in the program the Conservatives set up three years ago.
Dene block road in Saskatchewan to stop oil companies | Nov 24 2014 | Brent Patterson | A group of northern trappers is blocking a road near LaLoche, Saskatchewan to prevent oil companies' access to exploration camps north of that point.
Photo: flickr/Mark Klotz
Kinder Morgan pipeline protests continue after weekend of arrests | Nov 24 2014 | Kei Baritugo | Resistance against Kinder Morgan's work on Burnaby Mountain continues today. Weekend protests led to more than 50 arrests. rabble.ca reports.
Stand in solidarity against the Kinder Morgan pipeline: Rally Nov 22-28, 2014 | Nov 24 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Any time you can spend on the mountain in the next week would be greatly appreciated. Having people there to bear witness and provide support is crucial during this stressful time for the caretakers.
Photo: Paulina Otylia
Can a First Nations-led movement stop Big Oil? | Nov 24 2014 | Andrea Palframan | From Haida Gwaii to Nelson, Kitsilano to Kitgaatla, B.C.'s creative, tough, and committed culture is coming out in full force to fight Enbridge.
Photo: Christopher Long/flickr
The case for distinguishing between human rights and group rights | Nov 21 2014 | Rick Salutin | The legal decision that denied chemo to an Aboriginal girl based on her parents' Aboriginal rights makes it sound like a noble but tragic conflict between two rights -- but these rights are not equal.
Photo: Light Brigading/flickr
As opposition grows, what will it take to stop Keystone XL? | Nov 20 2014 | Amy Goodman | A massive people's climate movement against extracting some of the dirtiest oil on the planet has prevailed, at least for now. Can it stop Keystone XL?
Photo by Stephen Thomas, Nov. 2014
Push for fossil fuel divestment gains momentum | Nov 20 2014 | Jennifer Mills | Will divestment from fossil fuels in Canada stop extreme resource extraction? Maybe not, but it's a step and an important part of the change!
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Community mobilizing, growing opposition on Atlantic Energy East tour | Nov 19 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | It's been a week since our Atlantic Energy East tour wrapped up, and what a whirlwind it has been. The tour was ambitious with the hosting of five public forums, a series of meetings and site visits.
Watch: Turn the tables and reject the Interim Land Claims policy | Nov 19 2014 | Idle No More | The Harper government is trying to accelerate the elimination of Aboriginal rights so it can push through pipelines. We have to say no!

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NY Times article: "Hispanics Identifying Themselves as Indians" Lachine Scot said... Interesting article, thanks! However, I think your thread title is a bit of a Canadianism as I don'...
500 police raid Mohawk community of Kanesatake Caissa said... I mentioned it in the Watching the Detective thread. in
Québec Hydro Project/Plan Nord spark huge protests Unionist said... Thank you for posting about this, Lefauve. It was actually announced about 2 weeks ago, and there...
Book launch for Feminism FOR REAL and fundraiser for the Highway of Tears: Toronto: Feb 25 Catchfire said... A response to the mainstream feminist blogosphere on 'Feminism FOR REAL' Quote:I'm saying point...
Pipeline Oil Spill Affecting Little Buffalo milo204 said... The spill is apparently on their traditional land.  I think it's fair to assume the clean up...
Turning Harper's words against him Sean in Ottawa said... Nice, Thanks! in
Dru Oja Jay for MEC board NDPP said... SUNCOR is not only in the tarsands but Libya as well. Dru is exactly the right guy for the job! in
Their spirits live within us: Marching for murdered and missing Indigenous women Fidel said... Krystalline Kraus wrote:Even relying on the more modest statistics from NWAC, the list of missing...
On the theft and appropriation of Indigenous cultures by Robert Animikii Horton on rabble.ca kropotkin1951 said... Excellent article thx. When I was in Saskatoon this summer I went to the Mendel exhibition on the...
Should all colonialists just leave Canada? Maysie said... That's a touching and moving account of your feelings, which I know we are all the richer for...

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B.C.'s Tsal'alh becomes first Blue Indigenous Community
Tsal'alh has joined the 15 Blue Communities in Canada and three international Blue Communities, in Switzerland and Brazil, that are taking action to ensure the human right to water is respected.

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